"Romance of a Jewess" is a short drama directed by D.W. Griffith, featuring Florence Lawrence, Arthur V. Johnson and cinematographer Billy Bitzer, stars of Silent Hall of Fame.
Florence Lawrence rejects her father's choice for her husband in favor of the man she loves. Her father loses control, kicks her out of his house and banishes her from his sight. Years later the old man realizes his mistake and wants to make amends, but it is too late.
Reviewers in IMDB mention that Florence Lawrence's man is an Indian and this is the reason for her father's rejection. However, there are no title cards supporting this hypothesis.
We trust that silent film lovers will not judge harshly the quality of the print. Many early D.W. Griffith films are only available in a paper print format, and we are all very lucky that they have survived the trials of time for us to enjoy.
Directed by D.W. Griffith
Cinematography by Billy Bitzer
Starring Florence Lawrence, George Gebhardt, Arthur V. Johnson, Gladys Egan, Mack Sennett
Release date October 23, 1908
Country United States
Running time 13 m.
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